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  1. Urban flash floods - FAQs

    18 Jan 2018 Urban flash floods - FAQs

    Urban flash flooding can happen quickly and without warning. Heavy rain causes runoff to collect in dips, car parks and roads, and there is a risk of contamination, injury and disease...

  2. Cleaning up ash after a fire

    18 Jan 2018

    After a fire, many homes may be affected by ash residue from smoke. This ash can be harmful, particularly for children or people with heart or lung conditions. This factsheet has tips and advice for...

  3. Beaches and water quality

    10 Jan 2018

    Water quality of natural water sources, such as beaches and rivers, can vary greatly. Keeping a lookout for poor water quality (such as water that is discoloured, murky or smells unpleasant) will help...

  4. Water from natural resources

    02 Jan 2018

    Drinking untreated water, such as creek water, bore water and sometimes even rainwater can lead to illnesses including gastroenteritis...

  5. Emergencies - floods

    Emergencies - floods

    You and your family should work out an emergency plan in case of flood...

  6. Harmful algal blooms

    26 Nov 2017

    Some types of blue-green algae produce toxins that can harm humans and animals when swallowed, inhaled or touched. People and pets should not enter the water at locations affected by blue-green algae...

  7. Immunisation facts and misconceptions

    The risk of complications from childhood diseases such as measles is much higher than the risks of immunisation...

  8. Immunisation in Australia

    09 Nov 2017

    Immunisation is one of the safest and most effective ways we know of stopping preventable diseases from spreading. Find out more about immunisation in Australia...

  9. Bushfires and water tanks

    23 Oct 2017

    Debris, smoke, ash and dead animals from a bushfire can contaminate water tanks...

  10. Bushfire aftermath - safety tips

    23 Oct 2017

    Houses, sheds and other buildings or structures burnt in a bushfire can leave potential health hazards...